The upcoming holiday season increases shopping and a lot of different products that will be purchased. It is always important to research any items you are buying to check for safety and recall information. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group released their “Trouble in Toyland” report for this year’s holiday season. The report covers toxic hazards, such as lead and phthalates, choking hazards, magnets, excessive noise and overheating of batteries and chargers. There were 44 children’s toys and products recalled between January 2015 and October 2016. The research group found that there were 16 of those recalled products still available for purchase online. Big resell websites like eBay and Craigslist also pose a threat for recalled items.
No parent, grandparent or family member wants to buy a potentially hazardous toy for a child. Sadly, there are no signs at the store stating that there could be a problem with the product before you buy it. Often, the company does not even know of these hazards until someone has been hurt. Luckily for consumers, there are product liability laws to help protect them from these dangerous products. Always report any unsafe products to the company, be sure to do your research before making any purchases and check for recalls on SaferProducts.gov. If you or your family is injured due to a faulty product, contact an experienced product liability attorney. They will determine if you have grounds to pursue legal action against the company in question.
The attorney’s at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, have helped many people injured in product liability cases. We understand that injuries sustained from faulty products are not only mentally and physically draining but can result in mounting medical bills. We work to determine an appropriate course of action while working to achieve maximum compensation for their injuries. Our office offers a free no-obligation consultation so contact our St. Louis office today to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.